Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology — Section of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine Research

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and the Pediatric Cardiology—Section of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine* is active in basic science, translational science, clinical care, and educational research; as well as patient safety and quality improvement.  Research interests within the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine include:

  • Improving patient care in the pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Improving Quality Care delivery in the PICU.
  • Medical education, enhancing the learning experience of medical students participating in 4th year internship rotations.
  • Fellow and Resident education in the pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Rapid cycle deliberate practice to improve cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Delineating the role and impact of protease dysregulation in the pathogenesis of Acute Lung Injury and Respiratory Syncytial Virus-induced respiratory failure in children.
  • Critical assessment of the acutely ill non-verbal child.
  • The use simulation to teach the entire spectrum of health care providers.
  • Using simulation to improve preparedness of community health care workers for sick children.
  • Quality CPR and use of simulation.
  • Sedation outside the Operating Room
  • Risk assessment in pediatric sedation
  • Process Improvement using Lean/Six Sigma Methodology
  • Fellow and Resident quality improvement and patient safety education.
  • Methods of improving post-operative outcomes in neonates and infants with congenital heart disease.*

Participation in Multicenter Collaborations

  • Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI)
  • Educators in Pediatric Intensive Care (EPIC)
  • International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Research, Innovation, & Education  (INSPIRE)
  • Virtual PICU Systems, LLC (VPS, LLC)*
  • Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium PC4 (CVICU)